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Sep 6 2018
Located at the base of the Santa Monica Pier, the Deauville basin will be used to harvest up to 1.6 million gal of storm water runoff from the pier’s…
The storage tank is made of sealed, U-shaped pieces.
The storage tank is made of sealed, U-shaped pieces.
Sep 5 2018
The city of Santa Monica, Calif., recently completed the installation of the Los Amigos Park Water Harvest and Direct Use Demonstration Project. The…
The final system can handle a 24-hour, 100-year storm using approximately 3 miles of pipe.
The final system can handle a 24-hour, 100-year storm using approximately 3 miles of pipe.
Sep 5 2018
Rebuilding the 46-year-old center runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) involved more than just the pavement. To comply with…
The completed offsite electric work featured the installed power pole and closed utility trench. The offsite impact was transferred to the control of the site developer.
The completed offsite electric work featured the installed power pole and closed utility trench. The offsite impact was transferred to the control of the site developer.
Sep 5 2018
Central Texas cities are expanding and sprawling at one of the fastest rates in the nation. There are many new residential communities, commercial…
Sep 5 2018
SWS has seen a lot of change in 2018. It has new editors (hello!), a redesigned print magazine and new editorial topics, to name a few. We're rolling…
Jul 30 2018
I suspect most of us keep lists of the things we would like to see change or be done differently in many aspects of our lives. Our professional lives…
Jul 30 2018
Road construction is entrusted with four areas of responsibility to prevent road structure degradation: public safety, erosion control, water quality…
Jul 30 2018
Adopted in June 2011, Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative seeks to establish a long-term plan for the control of combined sewer…
The culvert under SR 16 was rusting and failing.
The culvert under SR 16 was rusting and failing.
Jul 30 2018
Eight years ago, a portion of Florida State Route (SR) 16 was beginning to subside as a result of heavy tropical storm flows. A large void had opened…
The HFS mathematically and objectively ranks polluted sites. The higher the score, the more polluted the site is.
The HFS mathematically and objectively ranks polluted sites. The higher the score, the more polluted the site is.
Jul 30 2018
Fecal pollution remains a problem worldwide. Government authorities, environmental groups and various stakeholders are dedicated to reducing and…
Before stabilization, the roadway was in poor condition
Before stabilization, the roadway was in poor condition
Jul 30 2018
Sometimes the forces of nature—earthquakes, hurricanes and even heavy rains—produce slope failures that cannot be predicted, much less prevented.…
Jul 30 2018
In 2016, heavy rains ripped out erosion control blankets and left a creek bed severely eroded at a development site in Texas. The U.S. Army Corps of…
Jul 30 2018
After hurricanes Harvey and Irma wrought havoc last year, experts in storm water management helped disaster response teams assess infrastructure…
Carrie Bristoll-Groll impacts the storm water industry
One of Bristoll-Groll's hobbies is riding her 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle.
Jul 30 2018
“I’m like, what is engineering?” As a college student, Carrie Bristoll-Groll, now principal civil engineer and CEO of Stormwater Solutions Eng. LLC (…
Jul 30 2018
There are certain headlines that stop the storm water industry in its tracks. They remind us of the immediacy and relevance of storm water management…
Petroleum facility treats storm water runoff with pressurized & adsorptive media
Petroleum facility treats storm water runoff with pressurized & adsorptive media filtration
Jun 29 2018
Achieving storm water regulatory compliance at industrial facilities sometimes can be a daunting task. Maxum Petroleum’s diesel fueling and petroleum…
Using peat sorption media to meet copper compliance
Using peat sorption media to meet copper compliance
Jun 29 2018
Located in Tacoma, Wash., the Urban Accessories foundry is a small family-operated facility sitting on 1.7 acres. Despite its best efforts to reduce…
Emergency preparedness & contingency planning for storm water treatment
Emergency preparedness & contingency planning for storm water treatment
Jun 29 2018
The frac tank contains the clarifier, which provides solids removal. The Gulf of Mexico endures its fair share of storms, making the sub-tropical…
Understanding storm water management compliance on commercial construction sites
Understanding storm water management compliance on commercial construction sites
Jun 29 2018
Planning for storm water management as part of construction project management on commercial sites can help prevent unanticipated costs and the need…
Golf course implements shoreline stabilization & sediment control measures
Golf course implements shoreline stabilization & sediment control measures
Jun 29 2018
Golf courses are designed around and rely on water features, whether those features are oceans, lakes, rivers or streams. These water features offer…
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